Compare Dell EMC Unity vs. HPE StoreVirtual

Dell EMC Unity is ranked 1st in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 120 reviews while HPE StoreVirtual is ranked 9th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 3 reviews. Dell EMC Unity is rated 8.4, while HPE StoreVirtual is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Dell EMC Unity writes "Hits a sweet spot for us between price point and the amount of storage and performance". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE StoreVirtual writes "Stability and flexibility are they key advantages". Dell EMC Unity is most compared with NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Nimble Storage and HPE 3PAR Flash Storage, whereas HPE StoreVirtual is most compared with VMware vSAN, HPE SimpliVity and Red Hat Ceph Storage.
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Pros
This solution makes it easy to manage storage, provision new workloads, and scale-up.The All-Flash models are pretty fast for the vast majority of our remote workloads.We use replication for disaster recovery (DR), making our DR process much easier.It has reduced complexity.We have resolved IT challenges with this solution. It sped up our environment. We went from spinning disk to all-flash, which reduced our footprint.It has good performance.We can get almost real-time response times.The most valuable thing for our use case is the flexibility to have multiple-protocol support.

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Data is stored in two different places, leveraging more security and availability. Therefore, network problems are having less affect on iSCSI.Simplicity of not having to buy FC or FCoE SAN. Instead, we buy servers with their own storage.The seamlessness behind the scenes of block management.

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Cons
This solution would be improved with the addition of flexible raid volumes.We would like to see the concept of Storage Groups brought back to this product line.I haven't seen the roadmap for this solution.It is missing some features, like deduplication.Because we can do synchronous replication between the two sites, this made the setup challenging for this piece. They did not know how to set this up initially. We ended up having to do bidirectional synchronous replication.I would like them to continue to build on the solution and expand on the functionality, like replication.We'd like to see a cheaper version of an all-flash array in that footprint.I would like to have secure mobile connectivity going forward. This would help me be more proactive.

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Product looks like it is in the end of development.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Our CAPEX was close to $42,000 and operating costs are below $1000.Our costs are roughly $200,000 a year.The solution is extremely functional for the price that we pay for it. It is worth the investment.We purchased a five-year warranty.Compression is making a difference towards the amount of hardware that we need to purchase.The return on the investment was simply speeding up our entire vSphere stack, which allowed our developers and engineers to get their workloads done faster and simpler. We were experiencing VM snapshot times of 45 minutes to two or three hours, and it shrunk it down to under five minutes.It scales, but then you have to buy additional stuff.With the large Unity that we bought, it has saved us about one and a half rack space. That's our return on investment on our flash array. We also need less Fibre Channel connectivity.

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Licensing is not exactly straightforward, but not the worst I have ever seen.

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1st
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120
Average Words per Review
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8.4
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7,918
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5,427
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3
Average Words per Review
179
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9.0
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Overview

Dell EMC Unity, powered by Intel Xeon processors, delivers the ultimate in simplicity and value, enabling your organization to speed deployment, streamline management and seamlessly tier storage to the cloud.

Dell EMC Unity’s All-Flash and Hybrid Flash storage platforms optimize SSD performance and efficiency, with fully integrated SAN and NAS capabilities. Cloud-based storage analytics and proactive support keep you available and connected.

HPE StoreVirtual storage ensures that organisations can optimise the benefits of server virtualisation with cost-effective high availability and disaster recovery. The iSCSI-based, scale-out storage platform is easy to manage and change – meeting ongoing business demands without creating IT bottlenecks or application downtime. Overcoming the cost and management limitations of traditional storage area networks (SANs), HPE StoreVirtual nodes use storage clustering to form a single pool of resources that enable organisations to buy only what they need today, scaling non-disruptively to meet requirements in the future.

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Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm21%
Healthcare Company16%
Manufacturing Company14%
Pharma/Biotech Company5%
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Software R&D Company25%
Comms Service Provider9%
Financial Services Firm8%
Media Company7%
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Healthcare Company14%
Government10%
Construction Company10%
Hospitality Company10%
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Financial Services Firm14%
Software R&D Company14%
Manufacturing Company11%
Comms Service Provider8%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise49%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise47%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise34%
Large Enterprise37%
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